The Society for Health Systems is currently conducting the 2014 Elections. The elections are for the President-elect and two board members, and for a change to the SHS Bylaws.
You will need your SHS/IIE member number to complete this form. If you're not sure what your member number is, we can e-mail it to you.
Please participate in electing the individuals who will represent you during the upcoming year and also cast your vote on the Bylaws change.
Vote online. The election will be open until 5 p.m. Eastern time, Dec. 16, 2013.
Did you know that the Society for Health Systems offers one scholarship to a deserving undergraduate student each year? The student receives $1,000, registration to the Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference ($195), and a travel stipend of $300 to travel to the conference. The scholarship is one way SHS is ensuring the future of healthcare improvement and raising awareness of the opportunities in the field. The scholarship is funded by volunteer donations each year. As of today, the scholarship fund has $882 in a restricted asset account at IIE. SHS needs $1,500 to offer the scholarship this year. Donations to the scholarship fund are tax-deductible. Would you please donate to the fund today? You can donate by completing the SHS Charitable Donation form that can be retrieved at http://www.societyforhealthsystems.org/donate.
Please join us in congratulating the following members for their continued service and membership with Society for Health Systems. View members who have completed milestone years of service to the society in the months of September and October.
Dec. 12 | 2 p.m. Eastern timePresenter: Pierce Story, co-founder and director of concept development, Capacity Strategies Inc.
This webinar will review exciting new community care models that have been successful in reducing unnecessary readmission rates and ED visits, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and impacting the total cost of care and clinical outcomes, at little or no expense. Supporting infrastructure will be shown, and the role of ME/IEs as important elements in these new business models will be discussed.
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Authored by Ron McDade and Kevin Martin, Tools and Content Committee
This presentation is intended to provide an introduction to healthcare for new IE graduates, IEs new to healthcare and hospital administrators unfamiliar with industrial engineering and what it has to offer healthcare improvement. The presentation provides the following: 1) an overview of healthcare quality and costs; 2) an overview of hospitals and hospital operations; and 3) an overview of the history of IEs in healthcare and emerging opportunities; and 4) a glimpse at the projected future of healthcare.
Making the transition from college life to the professional workforce can be a challenge for many new grads. By better understanding what organizations are looking for and avoiding common pitfalls you can set yourself up for a smooth transition and successful career. This presentation from the 2013 SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference includes tips on things to avoid when looking for a job, performing effectively at your job and preparing for a prosperous career.
Jim Brachulis, director of performance improvement at Oakwood Healthcare, shares some of his insights into roles and expectations of new industrial engineers entering healthcare. Jim notes critical to the IE’s path is how leadership is developed and utilized to help them advance change and also in transition to later opportunities in their careers. View presentation
This guest post in the Harvard Business Review describes how the Minneapolis Heart Institute has started to use a validated risk-prediction tool to distinguish between patients who require an extended hospital stay after a severe heart attack and those who can safely go home within 48 hours.
The Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification Tool provides a systematic method for hospital front-line clinical staff, members of the financial team, and leaders to identify clinical and operational waste and subsequently prioritize and implement waste reduction initiatives that will result in cost savings for the organization.
This article in the Harvard Business Review describes how one emergency department went from the sixth to the 99th percentile in patient satisfaction using a lean framework to eliminate waste.
What began as an MBA class project at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management ended up with participants applying factory management techniques that hold promise for improving medical clinic productivity and quality. The research was supported by the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue’s Discovery Park. The improvements improved the capacity of the clinic by 37 percent with no additional resources.